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The 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, the second edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was held in Sweden and won by Norway.[1][2][3] The tournament featured 12 women's national teams from six continental confederations. The 12 teams were drawn into three groups of four and each group played a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams and two best third-ranked teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the quarter-finals and culminating with the final at Råsunda Stadium on 18 June 1995. It was the first FIFA Women's World Cup to be held under that name; the previous tournament in 1991 was held under the name of "FIFA World Championship for Women's Football".

1995 FIFA Women's World Cup
Världsmästerskapet i fotboll för damer 1995
1995 FIFA Women's World Cup.jpg
Official logo
Tournament details
Host countrySweden
Dates5–18 June
Teams12 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Norway (1st title)
Runners-up Germany
Third place United States
Fourth place China PR
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored99 (3.81 per match)
Attendance112,213 (4,316 per match)
Top scorer(s)Norway Ann-Kristin Aarønes
(6 goals)
Best player(s)Norway Hege Riise
Fair play award Sweden
1991
1999

Sweden became the first country to host both men's and women's World Cup, having hosted the men's in 1958.

Canada, Australia, and England made their debuts in the competition. The tournament also hosted as qualification for the 1996 Olympic games, with the eight quarter-finalists being invited to the Olympics.

Contents

SummaryEdit

Bulgaria was originally awarded hosting rights for the tournament, but had to relinquish the rights and FIFA ended up awarding the tournament to Sweden.[4] About 112,000 tickets were sold for the entire tournament.[5]

As a FIFA rules experiment, each team was allowed a two-minute time out each half.[6]

Norway won the 1995 title, with one of four Norwegians watching the game on television. Norway's team plane was escorted back to Oslo by two F-16s on their way to a victory celebration.[7]

VenuesEdit

TeamsEdit

 
Qualifying countries and their results of the 1995 Women's World Cup

As in the previous edition of the FIFA Women's World cup, held in 1991, 12 teams participated in the final tournament. The teams were:

SquadsEdit

For a list of the squads that disputed the final tournament, see 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup squads.

Match officialsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Germany 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6
2   Sweden (H) 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
3   Japan 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
4   Brazil 3 1 0 2 3 8 −5 3

(H): Host.

Sweden  0–1  Brazil
(Report) Roseli   37'
Attendance: 14,500
Germany  1–0  Japan
Neid   23' (Report)
Attendance: 3,824
Referee: Petros Mathabela (South Africa)
Sweden  3–2  Germany
Andersson   65' (pen.)   86'
Sundhage   80'
(Report) Wiegmann   9' (pen.)
Lohn   42'
Attendance: 5,855
Referee: Linda May Black (New Zealand)
Brazil  1–2  Japan
Pretinha   7' (Report) Noda   13'45'
Attendance: 2,286
Referee: Catherine Leann Hepburn (United States)
Sweden  2–0  Japan
Videkull   66'
Andelen   88'
(Report)
Attendance: 7,811
Referee: Petros Mathabela (South Africa)
Brazil  1–6  Germany
Roseli   19' (Report) Prinz   5'
Meinert   22'
Wiegmann   42' (pen.)
Mohr   78'89'
Bernhard   90'
Attendance: 3,203

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Norway 3 3 0 0 17 0 +17 9
2   England 3 2 0 1 6 6 0 6
3   Canada 3 0 1 2 5 13 −8 1
4   Nigeria 3 0 1 2 5 14 −9 1
Norway  8–0  Nigeria
Sandberg   30'44'82'
Riise   49'
Aarønes   60'90'
Medalen   67'
Svensson   76' (pen.)
(Report)
Attendance: 4,344
England  3–2  Canada
Coultard   51' (pen.)85'
Spacey   76' (pen.)
(Report) Stoumbos   87'
Donnelly   90+1'
Attendance: 655
Referee: Eva Ödlund (Sweden)
Norway  2–0  England
Haugen   7'
Riise   37'
(Report)
Attendance: 5,520
Referee: Eduardo Gamboa (Chile)
Nigeria  3–3  Canada
Nwadike   26'
Avre   60'
Okoroafor   77'
(Report) Burtini   12'55'
Donnelly   20'
Norway  7–0  Canada
Aarønes   4'21'90+3'
Riise   12'
Pettersen   71'89'
Leinan   84'
(Report)
Attendance: 2,715
Referee: Maria Edilene Siqueira (Brazil)
Nigeria  2–3  England
Okoroafor   13'
Nwadike   74'
(Report) Farley   10'38'
Walker   27'
Attendance: 1,843
Referee: Ingrid Jonsson (Sweden)

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   United States 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 7
2   China PR 3 2 1 0 10 6 +4 7
3   Denmark 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 3
4   Australia 3 0 0 3 3 13 −10 0

Group C started with back-and-forth 3-3 draw between the United States and China with the Chinese coming back from a 3-1 deficit. Denmark's opening 5-0 win over Australia, in which Sonia Gegenhuber was sent off in the 45th minute for the Aussies, ultimately led to their securing one of the best third place runner up spots as they would lose their next two matches.[8]

United States goalkeeper Brianna Scurry was sent off in the 88th minute of the second group game against Denmark. With all three substitutions used, U.S. manager Tony DiCicco called upon striker Mia Hamm to play goalkeeper. Hamm made two saves over eight minutes of stoppage time to secure the 2-0 win.[9] In the other game, Angela Iannotta scored Australia's first-ever World Cup goal, but China defeated the Matildas 4-2.[8]

United States  3–3  China PR
Venturini   22'
Milbrett   34'
Hamm   51'
(Report) Liping   38'
Wei   74'
Sun   79'
Attendance: 4,635
Referee: Ingrid Jonsson (Sweden)
Denmark  5–0  Australia
Krogh   12'48'
Nielsen   25'
Jensen   37'
Hansen   86'
(Report)
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Bente Skovgang (Norway)
United States  2–0  Denmark
Lilly   9'
Milbrett   49'
(Report)
Attendance: 2,740
Referee: Mamadouba Engage Camara (Guinea)
China PR  4–2  Australia
Zhou   23'
Shi   54'78'
Liu   90+3'
(Report) Iannotta   25'
Hughes   89'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Maria Edilene Sequeira (Brazil)
United States  4–1  Australia
Foudy   69'
Fawcett   72'
Overbeck   90+2' (pen.)
Keller   90+4'
(Report) Casagrande   54'
China PR  3–1  Denmark
Shi   21'
Sun   76'
Wei   90'
(Report) Bonde   44'
Attendance: 1,619
Referee: Eduardo Gamboa (Chile)

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Denmark 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 3
2   Japan 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
3   Canada 3 0 1 2 5 13 −8 1

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
13 June — Arosvallen
 
 
  Germany 3
 
15 June — Olympia Stadion
 
  England 0
 
  Germany 1
 
13 June — Olympia Stadion
 
  China PR 0
 
  Sweden 1 (3)
 
18 June — Råsunda
 
  China PR 1 (4)
 
  Germany 0
 
13 June — Strömvallen
 
  Norway 2
 
  United States 4
 
15 June — Arosvallen
 
  Japan 0
 
  United States 0
 
13 June — Tingvallen
 
  Norway 1 Third place
 
  Norway 3
 
17 June — Strömvallen
 
  Denmark 1
 
  China PR 0
 
 
  United States 2
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Germany  3–0  England
Voss   41'
Meinert   55'
Mohr   82'
(Report)
Attendance: 2,317
Referee: Bente Skogvang (Norway)

Sweden  1–1 (a.e.t.)  China PR
Kalte   90+3' (Report) Sun Q.   29'
Penalties
Andersson  
Videkull  
Pohjanen  
Sundhage  
Nessvold  
3–4   Wen
  Huilin
  Yufeng
  Qingxia
  Ailing

United States  4–0  Japan
Lilly   8'42'
Milbrett   45'
Venturini   80'
(Report)
Attendance: 3,756
Referee: Eduardo Gamboa (Chile)

Norway  3–1  Denmark
Espeseth   21'
Medalen   64'
Riise   85'
(Report) Krogh   86'
Attendance: 4,655

Semi-finalsEdit

Germany  1–0  China PR
Wiegmann   88' (Report)
Attendance: 3,693
Referee: Petros Mathabela (South Africa)

United States  0–1  Norway
(Report) Aarønes   10'
Attendance: 2,893

Third place play-offEdit

China PR  0–2  United States
(Report) Venturini   24'
Hamm   55'
Attendance: 4,335

FinalEdit

Germany  0–2  Norway
(Report) Riise   37'
Pettersen   40'
Attendance: 17,158
Referee: Ingrid Jonsson (Sweden)

AwardsEdit

The following awards were given for the tournament:[10]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Hege Riise   Gro Espeseth   Ann Kristin Aarønes
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
  Ann Kristin Aarønes   Hege Riise   Shi Guihong
6 goals 5 goals 3 goals
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Sweden

Goal scorersEdit

Ann-Kristin Aarønes of Norway won the Golden Shoe award for scoring six goals. In total, 99 goals were scored by 58 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.[citation needed]

6 goals
5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Tournament rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Norway 6 6 0 0 23 1 +22 18
2   Germany 6 4 0 2 13 6 +7 12
3   United States 6 4 1 1 15 5 +10 13
4   China PR 6 3 1 2 11 10 +1 10
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   Sweden 4 2 1 1 6 4 +2 7
6   England 4 2 0 2 6 9 −3 6
7   Denmark 4 1 0 3 7 8 −1 3
8   Japan 4 1 0 3 2 8 −6 3
Eliminated at the group stage
9   Brazil 3 1 0 2 3 8 −5 3
10   Canada 3 0 1 2 5 13 −8 1
11   Nigeria 3 0 1 2 5 14 −9 1
12   Australia 3 0 0 3 3 13 −10 0

Table source[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WOMEN'S WORLD CUP; Norway's Rivalry With U.S. Is Intense – New York Times". Nytimes.com. 13 June 1999. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Norway Women Win World Cup – Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 19 June 1995. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Raising Their Game: Enjoying it in 1995". YouTube. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  4. ^ Russo, Anthony. "1995 Women's World Cup".
  5. ^ "WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: Soccer's biggest event a week away". Kitsap Sun. 13 June 1999.
  6. ^ Goff, Steven (4 June 1995). "Women's World Cup '95 Sweden". Washington Post.
  7. ^ Longman, Jere (13 June 1999). "WOMEN'S WORLD CUP; Norway's Rivalry With U.S. Is Intense". New York Times.
  8. ^ a b Peter Georgaras; Steve Darby; Andre Kruger; Thomas Esamie. "Matildas Internationals for 1995". OzFootball.
  9. ^ Yoesting, Travis (4 April 2019). "TBT: Remember When Mia Hamm Played Goalie At The Women's World Cup?". the18.com.
  10. ^ Awards 1995

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